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08:15 Registration, networking and coffee
08.50 Welcome from Lucinda Case, Head of Legal Professionals Europe and Chair, Helen Randall, Partner and Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Trowers & Hamlins
09:15 Keynote addresses
Karen Findlay, Chief Superintendant, London Metropolitan Police, and Womens Premier League Scotland Rugby Coach for Harlequins
Nazir Afzal OBE, Solicitor and formerly Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England and Director, London
10:00 Examining data of women in Managing Partner positions and senior leadership positions in the corporate world and the top 50 law firms in the UK
10:15 Managing/Senior Partner and buy-side perspective: What can clients do to help law firms make organisational and cultural change?
11.00 Morning break
11.30 D&I research – The global perspective and how the UK compared
Acritas, now a part of Thomson Reuters Europe, has taken TWLL research global, and will share how the UK compared and what we have learned about strategies for success on an international level. Acritas also worked with the GC D&I group to help them formulate an approach to working with their law firms on D&I which involved a consultation with D&I experts with firms. Lisa will share some of the key findings and the 10 practical steps that came out as a result
Lisa Hart Shepherd, Vice President of Research and Advisory Services, Thomson Reuters
11:45 Morning roundtable workshops
Delegates will split into roundtable workshops where they will discuss the findings of the Acritas report as well as experiences and insights so they leave with practical takeaways.
Ensuring fair opportunity
Kuljit Bhogal, Cornerstone Barristers
Clare Beresford, CEO, Laurence Simons
Making mentoring and sponsorship a success:
Hear from a male and female who have experience of sponsoring a female lawyer to a successful career.
Susan Bright, Regional Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells
Jeremy Barton, General Counsel, KPMG
Flexible and agile working practice
Working with clients to further gender diversity
How to cooperate with other internal networks (e.g. LGBT+, Disability, Generational, Ethnicity)?
What are your clients wanting from your organisation on inclusion?
What are within the client tenders? What is the external image of your organisations?
Emma Cusdin, Director, Global Butterflies
12:35 Key take-aways from morning workshops
12:50 How can we address bullying and sexual harassment in legal workplaces? Lessons from the IBA's global campaign
Kieran Pender, Senior Legal Advisor, International Bar Association (IBA)
13:15 Buffet lunch
14:00 Afternoon roundtable workshops
Choose one from the below three workshops. Delegates will split into roundtable workshops where they will discuss key experiences and insights so they leave with practical takeaways.
Workshop 1: Flexible working / life style work balance and balancing careers to reach leadership positions.
How do you reach leadership positions to leadership if you want to work on a flexible basis and have other responsibilities? Is this being adequately tackled at the same time as balancing the needs of the business?
Claire Clarke, Managing Partner, Mills & Reeve
Saira Salimi, Speakers Counsel, House of Commons
Tom Leman, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Workshop 2: Getting your voice heard and making a difference - Practical tips about how to increase your influence as a change agent and build confidence in the workplace
How do you make change in an organisation if you’re not at the top?
Justine Lutterodt and Elias Westerdahl, Synchronous Leadership
Stephanie Hamon, Head of Legal Operations Consulting, Norton Rose Fulbright
Clare Wardle, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Coca Cola, European Partners
Workshop 3: Taking ownership of your career path
Hear from women and men and how they managed their own careers and their teams. Hear how they took time out from work through sabbaticals, maternity, paternity cover, travel, illness etc, and how they successfully got back in the work place.
Stephanie Dillon, Co-Founder Reignite Academy
Christina Blacklaws, Formerly President of the Law Society
14:50 Afternoon tea break
15:20 NEW FORMAT: TWLL Experiential boardroom session
It all starts with a communication from a prospective corporate client that the tender from your law firm for panel membership is likely to fail on grounds of lack of evidence that the firm's working practices facilitate the involvement and fulfilment of women at all levels. This is how this Boardroom Dilemmas series opens, setting the scene for an interactive conversation between the buy-side and sell side designed to help leaders consider practical solutions to the complexities of reputation, crisis and resilience, using simulation techniques.
Daniel Greenberg, General Editor, Annotated Statutes and Insight, Westlaw UK, Counsel for Domestic Legislation, House of Commons
Emma Codd, Global Special Advisor, Inclusion, Deloitte
16:20 What change is the in-house community doing to drive cultural change?
Hear from GCs who are doing great things in different areas. What are they doing to make change? What challenges have they experienced when driving change and what are their lessons learnt?
Julia Hayhoe, Chief Strategy Officer, Baker McKenzie
Natalia Nicolaidis, General Counsel, Credit Suisse
Chris Seaton, Senior Partner, Burges Salmon
17:00 Key takeaways, conclusions and close of conference accompanied by drinks and canapés
*Conference agenda is provisional and may be updated without notice.